Sarasota Florida

Things To Do In Sarasota, FL

Arts and Culture

Art Center Sarasota


Asolo Theatre


Florida Studio Theatre


Jungle Gardens


McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre


Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College


Sarasota Ballet/Opera/Orchestra


Sarasota Classic Car Museum


The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature


The John and Mable Ringling Museum


Urbanite Theatre


Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Art Supplies

Art and Frame of Sarasota
1055 S. Tamiami Trail


127 N. Cattlemen Road


Ringling College Art and Supply Store
2836 N. Tamiami Trail

Coffee and Tea

2455 N. Tamiami Trail


Shelf Indulgence Used Book Cafe
2805 N. Tamiami Trail


1289 N. Palm Ave.


Out and About Coffee
1316 Main Street


Pastry Art Bakery Café
1512 Main Street

Explore Beaches

Coquina Beach
Gulf Drive South, Anna Maria Island


Siesta Key Beach
948 Beach Road, Siesta Key


South Lido County Park
2201 Ben Franklin Drive


Turtle Beach
8919 Midnight Pass Road


Whitney Beach
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key

Go Shopping

St Armands Circle, Lido Key
300 Madison Drive


The Shoppes at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Drive


Ellenton Premium Outlets
5461 Factory Shops Blvd.

Good Eats

Bistro Sarasota Art Museum
1001 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236


Columbia Restaurant
411 St. Armands Circle


Drunken Poet Café
1572 Main Street


Green Zebra Cafe
476 John Ringling Blvd.


Korea Ssam Bar
1303 N. Washington Blvd.


Mirna's Cuban Cuisine
7980 N. Tamiami Trail


O’Leary’s Tiki Bar & Grill
5 Bayfront Drive


Owens Fish Camp
516 Burns Court


Spice Station
1438 Blvd. of the Arts


Station 400
400 N. Lemon Ave


10 S. Lemon Ave.


Tsunami Susi & Hibachi
100 Central Ave.


Turmeric Indian Bar & Grill
1001 Cocoanut Ave.


Wicked Cantina
1603 N. Tamiami Trail


Yume Sushi
1532 Main Street

Nature Trails and Parks

Celery Fields
6893 Palmer Blvd.


Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
900 S. Palm Ave.


Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.


Myakka River State Park and Canopy Walk
13208 State Road 72


Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle


Robinson Reserve
1704 99th St NW, Bradenton


Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show
1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy.


Save Our Seabirds
1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy.


TreeUmph Adventure Course
21805 State Road 70 East

Did You Know?

  • You can bike to the beach from campus in just 5 minutes.
  • Sarasota Bay is home to 170 bottlenose dolphins.
  • The Ringling College mascot is an armadillo named Remy.
  • SRQ International Airport is only 5 minutes from campus.
  • Sarasota boasts 35 miles of beaches.
  • You can get scuba certified in Sarasota.
  • Ski-a-Rees perform free weekly water ski shows, October through November.
  • Every year a sandcastle competition is held in Sarasota.
  • Fresh, locally grown produce is available at Sarasota’s weekend Farmers Market.
  • Sarasota hosts an annual International Film Festival.
  • Alligators can be seen at Myakka River State Park.
  • 40% of the world’s orange juice supply comes from Florida.
  • There are 140 reptile species in Florida.